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Join Erin Andrews, Executive Director of Impact Zero, as she talks her way through the circular economy world. Together, we'll talk to business leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, activists and others who are working on sustainability and circular economy initiatives on the ground: together making the impossible, possible.
 
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Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Shelly Xu and Ahmed Fardin about the barriers and solutions to sustainable textile manufacturing, their design process, and working with climate refugees. Shelly Xu Designs: https://www.shellyxu.design/ Zero-Waste Jacket: https://shellyxudesign.wpengine.com/product/sxd…
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Nikki Self– founder and CEO of Saponetti, Toronto’s first soap refill delivery service. Listen in for a chat about innovating and helping to grow the circular economy in Toronto. Saponetti Website: https://www.saponetti.ca/ Saponetti Instagram: https://www.instagram.co…
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero, for another episode of the Group Chat series as she, Lauren Castelino, and Julie Wang discuss the blue box recycling program in Ontario, as well as the horrific discovery at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in BC. Support the show (https://impactzero.ca/donate)…
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Samer Kamal, founder of Bee’ah– the largest waste management company in the Middle East– and the Chief Development Officer at Minus Global International– whose goal is to establish an ecosystem that will result in the most efficient, cost-effective & environmentally fr…
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero, for the first-ever episode of the Group Chat series– a series dedicated to digging into and discussing current events. In this episode, Erin talks Unilever, a company looking to introduce recyclable toothpaste tubes to the US; the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women human-rights cris…
 
Welcome back for season 2 of the Inner Circle podcsat! Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with David Katz, the founder, and CEO of The Plastic Bank, an internationally recognized solution to ocean plastic that empowers the poor to transcend poverty by cleaning the environment! In this episode, David discusse…
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Sarah, Adam, and Marcus - the co-founders of Aevi Solutions! They want to help small businesses not just reduce their environmental impacts, but also reduce their operating costs at the same time! Learn more about what it's like to start a small consulting firm with yo…
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Jordan Smith! He's the founder of Renterii, a sharing platform for Toronto to meet their neighbours, make some money, and save the planet! ----- LINKS ----- Download Renterii: https://renterii.com/ Follow Renterii on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/renteriiapp/ Fo…
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Eric Corey Freed! He's a co-author of Circular Economy for Dummies, and tells us all about what it's like to write the book on such a complex topic, how to keep climate anxiety away, and what the magical world of biomimicry could look like! ----- LINKS ----- Get Circul…
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Marc Goldgrub from Green Economy Law Professional Corporation! He's the knowledge we needed about two weeks ago when Erin tried to make her way through the carbon tax explanation. If you liked that episode - you must listen to this in FULL! We talk about what a carbon …
 
Join Erin Andrews, Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero as she chats with Linsay Moran, one of three co-founders of Unwrapit! We talk about what's wrong in the events/expo/swag gifting industry, how to make gifting sustainable, what a swag-less world could look like, what the barriers are right now, and how to start a business with not one, …
 
This week is a solo episode with Erin Andrews, the Founder & Executive Director of Impact Zero! We needed to take a second to slow down and talk about the big Supreme Court decision about the federal carbon tax, as well as get grounded again in what Impact Zero is working on which will help make sure this carbon tax doesn't have a negative impact o…
 
This week we chat with Christina Quach, she is passionate about bringing an intersectional approach to environmental issues by bridging the gap between social and environmental issues. She comes from a Political Studies and a Social Work background. She has worked and volunteered in advocacy, the child welfare system, engaging in food justice initi…
 
This week we chat with Charles Binks-Collier, the Founder and CEO of Circulr, a local company looking to reuse reusable packaging. Charles is one of our two Impact Projects participating in our Impact Project Accelerator, and here we chat about why he started Circulr, what their goal is as a company, and why they're doing what they do. ----- LINKS …
 
This week we chat with a whole panel of guests during the last week of Drawdown Toronto's Just Eat It! Foo Waste Challenge. This last week's interview was so inspiring and informative that we had to re-share it here to the podcast. If you'd like to follow up with the last 6 interviews we produce with Drawdown Toronto, you can watch them at drawdown…
 
This week we chat with Ally Mitchell, the Founder and Owner of Ocean Plastic Pots. Ocean Plastic Pots is inspired by Ally Mitchell’s passion and determination to help turn the tide on the large volume of plastic found in our seas, causing grave harm to the future of our planet. Together we chat about why he started Ocean Plastic Pots, how to change…
 
This week we chat with Katie Allen, the Sustainability & Social Impact Manager at Fiix Software. Katie has been at the company since they were a small start-up and has helped them grow while keeping sustainability top-of-mind! Together we chat about the importance of maintenance, repair, and how it can save businesses not just money but also energy…
 
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Frances Edmonds, the Head of Sustainability at HP Canada. We talk about why giving employees paid volunteer time off of their day job makes businesses more money, how HP attributes over $1 billion of their revenue to their sustainability initiatives, how to reduce the carbon footprint of a laptop, and much more! …
 
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Dr. Dianne Saxe, the founder of Saxe Facts and Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Ontario. She shares with us how she got into politics from her long career as an environmental lawyer, and what the Ford government did with Bill 57 to essentially erase Ontario's ability to reconcile between government environment…
 
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Kristen Hosick, the Owner of Front Porch Refillery. She shares with us what it's like to actually own not just a small circular business, but one that she runs on the side of being a nurse and mom of two small children! Together we talk about why she started Front Porch Refillery, from learning that only 9% of al…
 
Join us as we chat with Leila Nattagh, the Owner of W2R Solutions. She tells us about her beginnings doing research into marine toxicity, her work at Goodwill, and how she started helping start-ups carbon footprint their products and services! Together we talk about what it means to have a life cycle assessment done as a business, what the limitati…
 
Join us as we chat with Krystal Persaud, the Founder of Grouphug Solar. She tells us about her journey starting designing toys, and how that helped her build her own business that launched on Kickstarter and was backed by Shark Tank's Mark Cuban in a matter of months! Together we talk about Grouphug's role in bringing individuals into the world of …
 
Join us as we chat with Jean Olemou, a circular economy-centric impact investor funnelling millions of dollars into Canada's circular economy development, through his company GreenDev. Together we uncover the secrets that go into investing in a circular project: Why is it valuable? How do you decide? What's working? What barriers still exist in thi…
 
Join us as we chat with Melissa Murara, a sustainability consultant at African Development Bank who is currently working on a EUR 4,000,000 circular economy trust fund to help countries, cities, and SMEs develop the infrastructure needed to build the circular economy. Together we talk all about her work at the African Development Bank, why banks (c…
 
Join us as we chat with Ru Yap, a graphic design artist, marketer, volunteer with Project Tsehigh, and environmental activist with a wealth of experiential knowledge. In this episode we learn all about Ru's experience and knowledge about why we need to understand the whole scope and life cycle of a product or system before we go plugging in solutio…
 
Join us as we chat with Rochelle Byrne, the Founder & Executive Director of A Greener Future. In this episode we learn all about why Rochelle started a non-profit organization focused on cleaning up our shorelines. Together we talk all about what it is like to start a non-profit, why oceans and lake plastics are so important to focus on cleaning up…
 
Join us as we chat with Ziad El Shourbagy, Ruckify's Toronto Growth Manager. He has done a lot of work expanding Ruckify to Toronto, by establishing their network and growing the rental economy in Toronto (which is part of the sharing economy). We chat about how he first learned about Ruckify, what it looks like growing a sharing economy during COV…
 
This week join our Executive Director, Erin Andrews, as she walks through the introduction to the Circular Economy Handbook: Realizing the Circular Advantage, a book written by Peter Lacey, Jessica Long, and Wesley Spindler. This isn't an ad! I just really like this book :) Learn more about the Circular Economy Handbook: https://www.accenture.com/c…
 
Join us as we chat with Sustainability Consultant Dr. Juan David Villegas. He's an engineer by training, holds a PhD in sustainability (energy systems) and is an expert in conducting socioeconomic life cycle assessments. He has tons of experience around the world evaluating the environmental and social impact of business processes. We chat about ho…
 
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Angelica Siegel who is a Social Impact Communicator, Food Sustainability Expert and Project Manager. She is also the researcher and author behind Scaling up niche circular food solutions : factors for successful scale up in Toronto, Canada. In this episode we talk about her research highlighting Toronto's massive…
 
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Karen Schuett who is the CEO of Livestock Water Recycling in Calgary, they are completely eliminating manure lagoons off of farms. It may sound like a smelly job but their technology transforms a massive pool of water and manure into 3 clean byproducts: solid fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, and potable water (that…
 
Join Erin Andrews as she chats with Catherine Marot who is the Founder and CEO of CASE, a reusable takeout container company based in Toronto. Together we talk about single-use plastics, landfills filling up, and how companies like hers can play a role in finding a solution to our waste problem. We'll also chat about how you can support businesses …
 
Join us as we chat with Sophi Robertson (aka your eco friend) who is a zero-waste speaker and consultant, sales & marketing with Spent Goods, and influencer extraordinaire. We talk all things zero-waste living, building community, trading, and living with a very low carbon footprint. We'll also chat about how you can start living zero-waste today! …
 
Join us as we chat with Tom Manimanakis who calls himself a glorified garbage man. We talk all things garbage, and what it means for us as consumers and business owners. Not only is diverting waste good for the planet, but it's also good for your pocket book if you know where to go. We'll also chat about potential solutions to our MASSIVE waste pro…
 
UPDATE: We are now Impact Zero Corp., not a Foundation! We changed our status to better serve the business community! Welcome to our first episode of the Inner Circle! This week you'll meet our host Erin Andrews, learn about Impact Zero, learn about what the heck the circular economy is, and start to think about what the circular economy means for …
 
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